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gotsanity

@frontiernet.net

[FiOS] Frontier keeps changing my port forwarding.

I have several ports opened for various services on my network since I like to do things like remote administration from my phone/tablet/etc. In the last few weeks I keep finding that those specific port rules are being changed in my system to direct the traffic to two IP addresses 198.105.251.114 and 198.105.246.114. I will reset the ports back to my settings and then a day or so later they go back to the ones that i just mentioned. Does anyone know of any way to stop this from happening?



Smith6612
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Do you have UPnP enabled within the router you're using? What router do you have? Are you using any special auto-port forwarding software at all? Have you checked your systems for malware?

Those IPs you're saying the traffic is being redirected to belong to Search Guide, Inc, not Frontier. As far as I know Frontier has no use for them. Instead, they use Yahoo! for anything that involves searching.



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I have never read of (or experienced) Frontier changing the port-forwarding configurations of any FiOS customers. I agree with Smith6612 See Profile -- there's something else going on.
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»[Internet] ISPs (Frontier) Covertly Hijacking Search Traffic

»Local Domain Name Changed

»[FiOS] Block Frontier Router Management

Advanced Filtering Rule to Block 4567
»Re: Local Domain Name Changed

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This is yet another reason I don't use the Frontier router for the computer network. It services TV features only (guide data, VOD, widgets, etc.).



gotsanity

@frontiernet.net
reply to Smith6612

said by Smith6612:

Do you have UPnP enabled within the router you're using? What router do you have? Are you using any special auto-port forwarding software at all? Have you checked your systems for malware?

Those IPs you're saying the traffic is being redirected to belong to Search Guide, Inc, not Frontier. As far as I know Frontier has no use for them. Instead, they use Yahoo! for anything that involves searching.

My first thought was malware as you suggested but the odd thing is that all of the machines on my network are running linux and I have yet to find any running proccesses that could be doing that. I know that linux isnt exactly malware free but the chances of it being linux malware is pretty slim considering there are only a handful of malware in the wild that target linux installs.

I added the port rules to block remote management from frontier and I also have upnp disabled. I will continue to dig around my network to see where its coming from.

Straighthome

join:2013-01-26
Wilsonville, OR
reply to gotsanity

Sorry to bump the thread. I've started getting the same thing. I've disabled the Frontier management via port 4567. Did this fix it for anyone else?
FWIW, it started happening right after I installed a fresh copy of Linux (OpenSuSE 12.2) so I wonder if there is a trigger. For the last 5 years, everything was fine then yesterday things started changing.